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Rocketry: Introduction - Grades 4-8

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Who: 4th- 8th grade students. Parents are welcome to stay. Must be TGIF members.  Do not sign up the students who are already part of the ongoing Youth Leadership Program workshops.

Where: Centerville Jr. High, Multi-purpose room.  Parking map is here.

WhatWe are very lucky to be living in Fremont which is so close to NASA's Moffett field. We have the world's largest rocketry club right in our backyard. LUNAR rocketry club* has adopted us under their community outreach program and thus we are able to start our new Rocketry Series. We hope you will take advantage of this program and join us in these workshops.

Speaker for this Workshop: David Raimondi, President, LUNAR

In this series our first workshop is: Introduction to Rocket science. Learn

  • Why a rocket flies and why it doesn't?
  • Why is it so important to make a rocket certain way?
  • What does it take to build a successful rocket?
  • How to make a rocket that flies?
  • What is behind the rocket science?
  • Most of all what makes rocket go up, not sideways or down?

* LUNAR is Number one largest rocketry club in the world.

Why: To be able to build a rocket, we must know the science and math applications. 
  • Model Rocketry is a great way to apply the knowledge and see how it applies to a real world application.
  • In the workshop we will learn about flying model rockets, what real rockets are used for, the types and rocket motors.
  • Model Rocketry is a great source for experiments for Science Fair projects.
  • Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is a contest open to 7th through 12th grade students.
  • NASA offers the Student Launch Initiative (SLI) program for students who like to build experiments and fly rockets.
  • The A Rocket Launch for International Student Satellites (ARLISS) is available to students who want to build science experiment or robotic mission and have them flown to 10,000 to 12,000 feet.

When: Friday November 16, 2012  6.30 pm- 8.30 pm 

Reporting time: 20 minutes before the start time.

Cost: Free for TGIF members.

Please do not forget to wear your TGIF T-shirts (If you have one)

What to bring: Pen/ pencils and notepad to take notes.

Registration closes: 8pm, November 14

Cancel registration by: 8pm, November 14 - please follow this link to cancel an existing registration